Tai Chi Daily Blog — tai chi in the park

TAI CHI IN MANHATTAN

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This morning I woke up early and drove about an hour and a half from Long Island to Columbus park Chinatown in Manhattan. My intention was to take photos of people who gather each morning to practice Tai Chi in the Park. I wanted to share these photos on my website. Traffic was clear today on the Long Island expressway so I arrived on time just before 7 AM. When I arrived there was plenty of metered parking on Mott St. I put money in the parking meter and parked my car. I took a short walk up Mosco St....

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TAI CHI IN THE PARK

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Back in March of 2015, on the first day in early spring when the sun actually warmed the air, I took a drive to Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. I wanted to video myself practicing the Yang Tai Chi Short Form (William C.C. Chen Sequence). The camera I used to record my form was a Rebel t3i on a tripod. Unfortunately, the camera automatically shuts off if you shoot a video for more than 10 -12 minutes. Here is my attempt to try and complete my Tai Chi form before my Rebel t3i camera shuts off. 

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CHINATOWN - TAI CHI

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SIGHTSEEING IN NYC? TRY TAI CHI, HERE'S HOW For six months I worked a 12 hour night shift in Manhattan (7 pm to 7 am) retouching photos for Quad Graphics, a large printing company. During this time, I retouched images used in popular magazines such as LIFE, FITNESS, FIELD AND STREAM, FAMILY CIRCLE, CHILD and many others. After work, I would drive downtown to Columbus Park in Chinatown NYC where I would practice the Yang 24 Tai Chi form before my hour-long commute home to Long Island. Six months later I was transferred to the day shift and this daily...

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TAI CHI IN BROOKLYN

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I took a ride from Long Island this morning to visit my cousins who live in Brooklyn NY. My cousins live very close to Owl's Head Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Since the weather was so nice today I thought it would be cool if my cousin took a video of me practicing the Yang Tai Chi 37 short form in the park. Owl's Head Park is so close to my cousin's house I thought it would be a great setting for the video so we took a short walkover. The Tai Chi form I practice is the William C.C....

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DISTRACTION

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Practicing the Tai Chi form outside is really good training to keep you in your center. When I first started practicing outdoors I was a little embarrassed, what would others think? Often I am in the midst of the form when I notice someone in the distance observing me. What if I forget the next move? What if I stumble and don’t have perfect balance? Someone might think I don’t know what I am doing. A mix of thoughts goes through my head. I am no longer able to keep in my center. Now when I practice the form I...

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